When you start a business, “CEO” can feel like it stands for “Chief Everything Officer.” From writing a business plan, developing offers, providing customer service, creating a website and everything in between, you’ve probably taken on a lot more work than you thought you would. And kudos to you!
But how long can you really do it all by yourself and maintain the same level of success? Could bringing a team on help you elevate your work?
Let’s look at a few facts about how hiring a team can help your business thrive.
Fact #1: You Can’t Do It All Yourself
Listen, you can’t do it all on your own. As a business owner, you’re already used to wearing a lot of hats, and you’ve probably had to learn some things on the fly to make it work. Sure, it’s awesome that one person can take on so much and do so well, but that just isn’t sustainable.
See, as your business grows, it becomes more demanding. Each task will eat up more of your time. From dealing with customers to developing more offers and managing your team, there’s gonna be a lot to do. Building a team lets your business thrive in every area.
Fact #2: A Team Can Support Your Weaknesses
Let’s face it, no one is great at everything. Everyone has their “zone of genius” and areas where there is an opportunity to improve. Many times as a business owner, you’re forced into a position where you must push through tasks that aren’t your strongest suit. Making it work is OK. But what if you had the support of others who could really make those areas shine?
Well, that’s exactly what happens when you hire a team to support your business! Whether your kryptonite is bookkeeping or social media, there’s someone out there who can’t wait to balance your checkbook or whip your profile into shape! So, why not hire people in their “zone of genius?” You’ll have a stronger business and you’ll be able to focus on your strengths, too.
Fact #3: Having a Team Adds Value to Your Business
Look, your business is only as strong as what it can offer to your customers. If some areas are slipping and customers start to notice, they’ll take their business elsewhere and work with someone who can offer a better experience.
Plus, your company’s growth depends on how well you execute. You can only be in one place at a time and having a team to help you increases your efficiency.
Fact #4: No Wasted Time
If a project isn’t essential or won’t contribute to your bottom line, then it isn’t somewhere you should be dedicating time. Hiring a team lets you focus on what’s most important and gives you the chance to invest in areas that generate revenue for your business, like marketing or product development.
Your return on investment will increase when more time each day is focused on activities that make money for your business.
Barbara Mason is a career consultant that brings over 20 years Human Resources experience and has been in senior level roles for Fortune 500 companies. She is the owner and CEO of Career Pathways Consulting and her passion is helping career professionals stay, flow, or go in their career.
To learn more about working with her, visit www.careerpathwaysconsulting.com.